UNL81 Introduction to Economics

In this course, students will learn why economics focuses on decisions about how production occurs, how resources are allocated and how proceeds of production are distributed. These economic decisions not only affect the wellbeing of particular nations and their people but increasingly influence living standards regionally and globally. Unilearn Introduction to Economics is equivalent to Year 11/12 HSC Economics.

Decisions about the allocation of resources require an understanding of the interdependence of economic factors. Economic, political and social forces influence economic decision making, the quality of which is fundamental to the overall wellbeing of society.

This course covers:

Book 1
  • Economic choices and consequences
  • Economic change: issues and challenges
Book 2
  • Economic activity and the Australian economy
  • Economic management of the Australian economy

For more information please Download Our Course Outline.


You must purchase your own Textbooks.  These are available in online versions.

Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Economics, Units 1 & 2, 11th Edition
Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Economics 2, Units 3 & 4, 10th Edition

You do not need both eBooks to begin with – just order the first book to begin the course.


The course materials included in the online classroom:

  • Student welcome email
  • You will also receive instructions on how to access your Online Classroom to submit your assignments online.
  • quizzes – multiple choice, short answers (linked to an e-book textbook which students must purchase)
  • activities applying economic theory
  • access to feedback from quizzes/ activities from an experienced Economics teacher
  • many links to online material/videos to enhance your skills
  • access to the TAFEQLD library network and librarians
  • also online support available after hours through Studiosity

Domestic students: $1106

International students: $1340

View our refund policy »

Textbooks (eBooks) must be purchased at an additional cost – see “Course Materials” for more information.

You have 12 months to complete this course; however, it may be completed sooner.

This course requires a recommended minimum of 220 hours or 18 weeks to complete.

Note: Most students take 540 hours to complete the course as the 220 minimum hours is the learning in the textbook only and does not take into account completing homework, reading time, tutorial help, progress tests and/or assignments/activities. 

The following Study Plans can be used as a guide to complete the course in 18 or 26 weeks:-

18 Week Study Plan

26 Week Study Plan

To be eligible to sit the final exam, you must complete and pass all of the progress tests and lab activities with a score of 60% or higher on each. Completing all tests will improve your chances of successfully passing the final exam. More information about submitting work »

To sit for your final exam, you will need to arrange an invigilator Please read through the exam information and processes for how to do this »

Once you have successfully completed the final exam, you will be awarded a Statement of Achievement for submission to QTAC or the like.

**It is highly recommended that you sit the practice exam prior to siting the final exam. Most students who sit the practice exam and receive feedback from their teacher score much higher on the final exam. Please give teachers a minimum of 1 week prior to your exam date for grading and feedback.

Tutorial support is provided by our experienced and qualified Economics Educator, Helen Wilkie.

Before enrolling in this course, you must check with the university you plan on attending to ensure this course meets their requirements for any required prerequisites.  You must also ask the university if there are any additional requirement such as a specific final grade or exam score. (For example: some universities require you to receive at least 75% on your final exam before it will be accepted.)

Enrolments take approximately two days to be processed, but may take longer during our peak times.

As soon as payment is confirmed you will receive an email inviting you into the online classroom.

Apply Now!